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(2007)
THE DUKE OF PRUNES, Variety show of pleasure
project by ROBERTO CASTELLO
direction and choreography : ROBERTO CASTELLO
music: STEFANO GIANNOTTI, AA.VV.
lighting project: GIANNI POLLINI
performers: CATERINA BASSO, SILVIA BERTI, CLAUDIA CATARZI, CRISTIAN, CERRUTO, SARA DAL CORSO, ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO NIEDDU, TOMMASO PARISI, STEFANO QUESTORIO, AMBRA SENATORE, ROMINA UGUZZONI, IRENE VECCHIO
video: ALDES
costumes: ALDES in collaborazione con ALESSANDRA MARCHI
stage-set builder: ANDREA NATALINI
organisation: SIMONA CAPPELLINI (2007)
production: ALDES, SANTARCANGELO '07 International Festival of the Arts, Centrale FIES, L'ARBORETO - TEATRO DIMORA di Mondaino, IL GRUPPO LIBERO - Teatro San Martino
with the support of: Mibac MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Dip. Spettacolo,REGION of TUSCANY / Regional System for Performance
duration 2h
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It does not happen often to see a show which allows the audience to abandon itself to the pleasure of the senses, where spectators are cuddled and entertained by seductive men and women who are ready to satisfy their every desire.
This can happen at “Duca delle Prugne”
(evening attire is advised)


Lo Spettatore - Nicola Zuccherini - 27 agosto 2007
"“...a surprising performance that uses the tools of showroom entertainment to create a fully theatrical event… (...) The audience enthusiastically adheres to the hedonist declarations launched from the stage against the dominance and controls of money and possession…
This work seems to have picked up on the widespread, ongoing changes in the customs and ways of attending theatre performances (...). Eating meals and having drinks during the show, interacting (even physically) with the actors, and participating in the after-show during the performance, are no longer a novelty. However, the merit of this piece is in its capacity to transform these new customs in theatre (…), from the unheard of eccentricities that they once were, into the very substance of the spectacle and eventually the entire evening. In finding an immediate comprehension and appreciation in an audience that has grown accustomed to this type of thing, the theatre group has found that the spectators tend to often desire more of it. The talent of the actors is not only manifested in their creation of the event, but also in their capability of bringing it to stage; in using good taste, lightness of humour and compositional refinement, they are never vulgar or intellectually heavy. There are also the skills of the interpreters who readily provide a positive charge in responding to the needs of a variable and pressing score. –Certainly an experience, not to be missed.”